Now, we may have a new king of the killer chilis, and it’s called… wait for it… Dragon’s Breath. The pepper was developed by Wales-based hobby grower, Mike Smith, and could potentially dethrone the Carolina Reaper as the world’s hottest pepper.
Dragon’s Breath has supposedly surpassed 2.4 million on the Scoville scale, and could potentially kill a human if ingested. So, the only logical explanation for the pepper’s existence is for anesthetic use. The oils from Dragon’s Breath are so powerful, that they can numb the skin on contact.
Guinness has yet to confirm Dragon’s Breath as the official ‘World’s Hottest,’ but stay tuned.